Jim Detwiler


Jim is in a 100% teaching appointment with the Department's online Certificate and Master's programs in GIS.  His areas of specialization are spatial databases, GIS programming and web mapping.  He also coordinates Penn State's Esri Developer Center.


  • B.S. Earth Science, Penn State University (1996)
  • M.S. Geography, University of Delaware (1999)

Courses Taught

  • GEOG 485: GIS Programming and Automation
  • GEOG 863: GIS Mashups
  • GEOG 897D: Spatial Database Management